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What would you say if I told you that you could make creamy, cheesy polenta in the Instant Pot? With minimal effort on your part, it's amazingly easy to do. keviniscooking.com
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How to Make Instant Pot Creamy Polenta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
What would you say if I told you that you could make creamy, cheesy polenta in the Instant Pot? With minimal effort on your part, it's amazingly easy to do!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Calories: 389 kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking
Ingredients
  • 1 cup polenta
  • 4 cups chicken stock (See Note 1)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (See Note 2)
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup Romano cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves loosely packed, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves loosely packed, chopped
  • ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add the polenta to the Instant Pot and pour the chicken stock over. Add the salt and whisk to break up and lumps. Cover and cook on Porridge setting - High Pressure, Normal with a total of 20 minutes.

  2. When done, allow a Natural Release (See Note 3) Release vent value and open lid. Whisk to stir and add the butter and cream. Whisk to incorporate. Add the cheeses and herbs, whisk again until smooth.

  3. Serve with fresh cracked black pepper.
Recipe Notes
  1. Feel free to use vegetable stock or water.
  2. Feel free to use milk if you choose.
  3. Natural Release: per manufacturers instruction, this is when the cooker is allowed to cool down naturally until the float valve drops down. This may take 10-15 minutes after cooking is finished. After using the "Porridge" setting do not put steam release in venting position otherwise porridge will splatter through steam release. Use Natural Release.

 

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Instant Pot Creamy Polenta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1126mg 47%
Potassium 262mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Sugars 3g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 18.6%
Vitamin C 4.6%
Calcium 39.8%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.